Tenaga plans to fund Palestinian students


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 20 Feb 2003

BY IZATUN SHARI

KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Berhad plans to extend aid to the Palestinians by funding the children to study at Universiti Tenaga Nasional. 

“We are going to explore the possibility of helping Palestinians in the area of education. We can provide assistance for them to come and study at Uniten. 

“After listening to their plight, we (Tenaga Nasional) have to think of ways to help them, not just see them and send them away,” said its chairman Datuk Awang Adek Hussin who hosted lunch for a visiting Palestinian delegation at Tenaga Nasional Sports Complex here yesterday. 

The delegation is here in conjunction with the Malaysians for Peace Programme. 

FOR PEACE: Awang Adek putting his signature on a peace card at the Tenaga Nasional Sports Complex in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday. Looking on are the Palestinians, Tenaga officials and Datuk Abdul Hamid Nadzahar (second from right) who is co-ordinating the visit.

Awang Adek said Tenaga Nasional would submit a proposal on the education initiative to Wisma Putra and Umno Youth, which brought the Palestinians here, adding the number of students and programmes offered would have to be determined by both governments. 

“We have to work out with the Government on whether we should sponsor their whole study or parts of the course,” he said, adding that the funding could possibly be taken care of by Tenaga Nasional Foundation. 

Awang Adek said Tenaga Nasional hoped that when the Palestine state gained independence later, it could have joint co-operation in the field of power supply.  

Awang Adek also presented a huge peace card as a symbolic gesture of its support for the Palestinians’ struggle and world peace to the head of the delegation Muntaha Nihad Zara.  

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